Dr Johnny Collett

BSc, PhD

Reader in Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Johnny Collett


Johnny is research lead for the Department of Sport, Health sciences and Social Work and leads the rehabilitation theme with MOReS, OxInAHR. He has considerable experience in rehabilitation research with a focus on neurological conditions. His interests span from understanding mechanism to pragmatic delivery of interventions. He has specific interests in optimising movement, exercise and physical activity. His work is motivated by enabling people to participate in activities meaningful to them. He is an experienced doctoral supervisor and eager to support those working clinically wanting to pursue research.

Teaching and supervision


Dr Collett welcomes inquiries from prospective PhD candidate on his area of expertise.

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Helene Eisenhut Exploring the barriers and facilitators for volunteering as an intervention for those with chronic conditions Active
Mrs Robyn Stiger Prehabilitation for cancer patients Active


Centres and institutes


Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution

  • A Monocentric, Prospective and Longitudinal study investigating the feasibility, acceptability, safety and efficacy of an optimized rehabilitation program for treated patients with SMA compared to the current rehabilitation program in United Kingdom: Proof of concept of ACE SMA (led by the University of Oxford) (01/05/2024 - 30/04/2026), funded by: ACE SMA, funding amount received by Brookes: £34,488
  • LOng COvid Multidisciplinary consortium: Optimising Treatments and servIces acrOss the NHS (LOCOMOTION) (led by University of Leeds) (26/07/2021 - 30/06/2024), funded by: National Institute for Health Research, funding amount received by Brookes: £7,136
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation to improve motor function in children with cerebral palsy (01/01/2020 - 31/05/2024), funded by: Action Medical Research, funding amount received by Brookes: £171,581

Projects as Co-investigator

  • A lifestyle weight management program for paediatric patients with demyelinating conditions(01/07/2020 - 30/08/2024), funded by: Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity, funding amount received by Brookes: £92,409, funded by: Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity


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